A. Diabetes ketoacidosis
I. Tension pneumothorax
L. Concealed abruption
M. Vasovagal faint
You have been called to see a collapsed patient. For each of the following clinical scenarios, choose the single most appropriate cause of collapse. Each option may be used once, more than once or not at all.
6. You are asked to urgently see an unbooked pregnancy. She collapsed in A&E with constant severe abdominal pain. She has no vaginal bleeding. On examination she has a gravid uterus, approximately 34cm, and you are unable to discern presentation due to a tense ‘woody’ abdomen. She smells heavily of cigarette smoke.